Psychology with Professional DevelopmentUCAS Code: C800
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Main entry requirements
in a science, sport, health, business, law, engineering, environmental, IT or public services subject with an A level at grade B.
in a science, sport, health, business, law, engineering, environmental, IT or public services subject
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Brunel is in the top ten in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2018). Are you curious about people, the mind and behaviour? If so, it’s likely that you’ll find a degree in psychology particularly rewarding. Psychologists investigate a range of topics. For example, they examine the relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience. They look at human development, the influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and psychological disorders and their treatment. At Brunel, our academic staff are leading experts in areas like cross- cultural psychology and neuroscience. Our Psychology courses emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology. We will encourage you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject through academic study and work placements. We also offer Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc, similarly this course offers the opportunity for two six-month placements. You’ll use a wide range of laboratory and technical facilities on the course. Our facilities include a dedicated MRI scanner, an EEG (electroencephalogram) lab, portable near-infrared spectroscopy equipment, transcranial magnetic stimulation labs, a 3D body scanner, psychophysics, eye tracking and information technology resources. On sandwich course you are offered two six-month work placements, giving you the opportunity to experience two work environments relevant to your chosen career pathway. Students have worked in clinical psychology at St George’s Hospital; the Institute of Psychiatry; community programmes for vulnerable groups such as Hillingdon and Ealing Victim Support; Royal Free Hospital; and Holloway Prison. Students have also worked on research in psychology at medical schools across London. On this course, you’ll qualify for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society if you achieve a second-class degree or above. This is a mark of quality and an essential entry qualification for postgraduate professional training in psychology to practise as a health professional. If you select the four-year sandwich course you’ll benefit from two six-month work placements, giving you experience across psychological and clinical environments. In Level 3, you can choose four modules to specialise in topics as diverse as cross-cultural psychology, animal behaviour or eating disorders. You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and in the lab, using information technology to develop important skills in areas including experimental psychology and psychophysics. We’ll make sure you gain valuable experience so you can develop a stand-out CV. Our graduates have found positions in education, mental health and healthcare. They work in roles such as assistant psychologist, forensics, mental health support worker, health and wellbeing project officer, healthcare assistant, lecturer, rehabilitation assistant, social therapist and support worker.
Typical modules in year 1 Foundations of Psychology I: Learning & Social Psychology, Foundations of Psychology II: Brain & Cognition, Research Methods, Statistics, Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology, Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. <p> Typical modules in year 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, Advanced Data Analysis, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods. <p> In year 3 -Optional Work Placement. <p> Typical modules in year 4 Core - Dissertation Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Drugs, Hormones & the Brain, Evolutionary Psychology, Drugs, Hormones and the Brain, Music Psychology, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness, Animal Behaviour, Approaches in Psychotherapy, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Aesthetics, Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders, Animal Behaviour. <p> Please visit our website for full course details.
Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.
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